Swiss seized one million bogus Pfizer anti-anxiety pills

By Min Wu

Swiss authorities seized more than one million fake Pfizer Xanax anti-anxiety pills at Zurich Airport earlier this month, according to Bloomberg Law. The fake pills, which weighed more than 880 pounds, were intercepted while in transit from China to Egypt and were ordered to be destroyed.

Estimates suggest that each year more than 100,000 people around the world die from substandard and counterfeit medications. This seizure was part of a wider crackdown on counterfeit medicines posing public health threats.